In the hopes of fighting at UFC, Logan Paul plans to give his name to Dana White after his rematch in boxing this weekend against fellow star on YouTube, KSI.
Paul and KSI will be competing Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Both men had a draw in their first fight last year, but it was a "white-collar" fight. This time, they will get rid of the headgear and make it a full professional contest for revenge.
In a recent conversation with Cageside Press, Paul said that whether he wins or loses on revenge, he will call the UFC President after the fight – because he hopes to fight one day at the UFC.
"One hundred percent, the first name that comes out of my mouth is Dana White," said Paul. "I want to fight at the UFC. I think Dana White can do it.
"I like MMA. I grew up fighting. I was one of the best wrestlers in Ohio. No disrespect, but what am I doing (expletive)? I use half of the skills I have worked all my life. (Transcription via MMA Junkie)
With nearly twenty million subscribers to YouTube, Paul believes that the new audience that he is attracting into the world of boxing on social networks is his "future" and "the smartest people on the planet." ".
"They are the future, man," Paul said. "They are the best. They are the future of the world. It's the smartest, smartest, coolest, and coolest group of people on the planet. Generation Z, I love you all. "
Paul vs. KSI 2 will be broadcast live on DAZN in the US, as well as on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and Ireland and on FITE TV in other international markets – starting at 11 pm ET. East, 20 hours Pacific. Stay tuned to Bloody Elbow for more information, notes and live coverage of the event.